2014-07-10 #WaterShutoffs blockade in #Detroit
Regulated Resource Recovery Services Inc / Homrich is the contracted demolition company handling water shutoff orders from the Detroit Water & Sewage Department. Each week this summer 3,000 homes are targeted for turnoff. Some homeowners make the trip downtown and have water restored within 24 hours. BUT NOT ALL - and the Detroit Water Brigade is finding people in the neighborhoods who have been living six months and more without water. Detroit went through a very cold winter, which burst pipes for those less fortunate. Its not just drinking water, sanitary needs are at risk when water is not available.
Activists are bringing attention to the greater problems of privatization, land grabs, and the genocide of long term Detroiters residing in neighborhoods experiencing dramatic declines in population. These ares are targeted for infrastructure removal - and that includes removing the people as well.
Jul 10, 2014